‘Black Lives Matter’ Mural Painted in Downtown Flint
It was organized by the Flint Public Art Project in downtown Flint.
On June 5th, it was revealed that the Mayor of Washington D.C. Muriel Bowser had ordered "Black Lives Matter" to be painted on the street that leads to the White House.
Since then, the trend has taken off in cities like Seattle, New York, Hollywood, and San Francisco.
And now, we can add Flint to that list.
The Flint Public Art Project organized the event; volunteers were asked to come out during the day today to Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. downtown to collaborate on the mural, which spans an entire city block.
According to their Facebook page, the Flint Public Art Project's mission is to organize "public events, workshops and temporary installations to inspire residents to reimagine the city, reclaim vacant and underutilized buildings and lots, and use innovative tools to steer Flint’s long-range planning."
"Flint Public Art Project supports collaborations among local residents and organizations as well as with leading artists, architects, planners and community organizers from around the world, connecting Flint to regional, national and global movements to revitalize neighborhoods and cities through art and design."
"The project documents and amplifies the many ways local residents, businesses and institutions are transforming Flint and its public image and identity, and broadcasting this new story to audiences throughout the city and the world."
A beautiful day for wonderful people to come together to peacefully protest. Thank you to everybody involved!